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Unidentified Leaf Mines

St. Andrews leaf miner on Secale cereale SA401 2016 1 New Hope Fire Station trail leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D634 2017 2 St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus alata SA1208 2017 3 Pelham road leaf miner on Solidago canadensis D952 2018 1 Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Aesculus sylvatica D1001 2018 1 Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Quercus stellata D1001 2018 5 Lake Crabtree leaf miner maybe on Euonymus americanus D1022 2018 4 Jordan Lake leaf miner on Cephalanthus occidentalis D1060 2018 1
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)(3)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leafminers of North America
Charley Eiseman. 2018.
2.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
3.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.